Ms. Lytle is a Technical Director in the Models, Demonstrations, and Analysis Group of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Office. She has been with CMS since February 2011 and has experience working with the Financial Alignment Initiative capitated and managed fee-for-service (MFFS) models. Her work with states includes Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
She currently leads the MFFS and quality teams, while also serving as state lead for the Texas Financial Alignment initiative and supporting other payment policy reform efforts. She also serves as liaison with various areas of CMS on assessing quality for dual-eligible individuals in Medicare and Medicaid programs. In addition, her work with the quality team includes new measure identification and development for use in value-based purchasing (VBP) components of the Financial Alignment Initiative and developing an integrated stars measurement approach for Medicare-Medicaid Plans.
Prior to joining CMS, Ms. Lytle was the Deputy Director of the Office of Planning for Maryland Medicaid. In this capacity, she gained expertise in Medicaid program implementation and evaluation, managed care, VBP, enrollment and eligibility, and legislation and policy development. Through various projects, she was instrumental in developing programs that provided health care coverage to more than 200,000 Marylanders previously not eligible for Medicaid.
Ms. Lytle received her Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore.